The mission of the Community Asylum Seekers Project is to provide basic needs and a supportive community for those in the process of seeking asylum in the U.S.

New federal regulations about asylum seekers, along with COVID-19 constraints on fundraising, have created a two-fold financial challenge:

  • the need for extended support of our asylum-seeking guests, who must now wait double the time – a full year – to become eligible for a work permit
  • the suspension of all in-person fundraising events

You can help us meet this challenge by using our DONATE NOW button in the sidebar – and opting for monthly support!


In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, we are providing our volunteers, staff, and guests with state and local guidelines, in Spanish and English, about in-person contact – realizing that everyone will need to take the personal precautions that protect their healthcare needs.


What CASP does:

How YOU can help:

  • Finds local host homes for individuals and families seeking asylum.
  • Supports them with food, shelter, and other daily needs as they resettle in our community.
  • Assists them in navigating the asylum claim process.
  • Helps them achieve eventual independence as they proceed through the asylum process.
  • Contribute money.
  • Provide or locate additional host homes.
  • Assist with CASP events.
  • Serve on a committee.
  • Volunteer time to help our families and individuals feel welcome.
  • Donate needed materials and supplies.

Top photo: Tomas Castelazo, GFDL/CC 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons